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Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Developments in Archaeological Data Management

AA Netherlands - Germany Joint Chapter Meeting 2012

Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen (Netherlands), 30th November and 1st December.

We will also be joined by our Flemish colleagues. The conference covers two themes, Managing Data Quality and Z - The Third Spatial Dimension. There are still a few opportunities for speakers on  these themes and so we invite you to submit proposals using the form at the bottom of this page. The language of the meeting will be English.

Managing Data Quality
An issue that plagues archaeologists of all kinds, but is rarely presented and discussed in a formal setting, is the management of (information about) data quality. How do we store and manipulate information about the spatial error associated with the mapped location of a site? How do we deal with 'legacy' data that is based on antiquated typologies and/or is poorly described by metadata? How do we use the confidence limits associated with the acquisition of field measurements? Can we effectively describe degrees of uncertainty in, for example, assignment of a sherd to a typology, or a site to a period?

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